‘The Stratford Upon Avon & Midland Junction Railway’ (or S.M.J.) was a small independent railway company which ran a line across the empty, untouched centre of England. It visited the counties of Northamptonshire, Warwickshire, Oxfordshire and a little of Buckinghamshire, only existing as the SMJ from 1909 to 1923. In 1923 the S.M.J.became a minor arm of the London Midland and Scottish (L.M.S.), then in 1948 'British Railways' 

Gone but not forgotten: "the damsel is not dead, but sleepeth"


SMJ Forum

Footage of the SMJR 1 Reply

Hello, I found your forum searching for the SMJR. I've just uploaded a digitised version of old cine film footage of the line to my Youtube channel. I will be selling the original Hillside cine film soon along with a few others I've collected…Continue

Started by G Essex Random Railways. Last reply by Jim Goodman yesterday.

Binton station plans 2 Replies

Hi!I recently discovered this article on Binton station building in the now long defunct magazine ‘Model Railways’ from 1976. It includes a full plan which might encourage someone to model this simple station.Does anyone have access to, or know of a…Continue

Started by Martin Bromage. Last reply by Martin Bromage May 8.

Black & White photos of the SMJ 1 Reply

HelloMy name is Mick Baker and i have recently joined your society.A friend of mine Nigel Hadlow, has taken several thousand black & white photosof railways around the country.With a little help from me with my limited computer skills, i have…Continue

Started by Mick Baker. Last reply by Peter S Lewis Mar 29.

Station Masters

Stationmasters_Revised_January_2022.xlsxChris Hillyard on the Facebook Group "Railways Of Northamptonshire and…Continue

Started by Graham Ward Feb 7.

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"Gary, The embankment of the LNWR line to Cockley Brake is clearly visible even toda…"

Si Donal replied Oct 17, 2013 to Banbury Merton Street approach from the air

2 Oct 18, 2013
Reply by Gary

"Oh, also Wombwell Main wagons for CW Bartholomew at Blakesley. "

Si Donal replied Oct 13, 2013 to Private Owner Wagons on the SMJ in the Pre-Group Era

10 Aug 25, 2016
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"Kelvin, Williams of Towcester also took wagonloads of Coalite smokeless fuel in the…"

Si Donal replied Oct 13, 2013 to Private Owner Wagons on the SMJ in the Pre-Group Era

10 Aug 25, 2016
Reply by NIGEL

"I'll be there.  I shall bring the Blakesley Model Layout which will be complete on t…"

Si Donal replied Apr 25, 2013 to SMJ get-together 2013.

14 Apr 25, 2013
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"I'm drawn to the idea of the Stratford - Broome section.  A number of published 1950…"

Si Donal replied Mar 24, 2013 to Unidentified locations on the SMJ

1 Mar 24, 2013
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"Jim,  Thanks alot.  I'm pondering a model, mind you the junction is larger than it s…"

Si Donal replied Mar 16, 2013 to EHLR JUNCTION

5 Dec 4, 2014
Reply by NIGEL

"Andy, I'm out of the country but I see no reason why I shan't be back then.  I'll b…"

Si Donal replied Feb 20, 2013 to 2013 Get Together - up date, up date!

2 Feb 20, 2013
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"Andy, A donation is on it's way from me. Simon"

Si Donal replied Jan 15, 2013 to Towcester Museum 100 Club

27 Jan 21, 2013
Reply by John Evans

"Yes indeed, the works plate is just above the centre axle on the outside frame.  It'…"

Si Donal replied Nov 24, 2012 to Locomotive nameplates

5 Nov 24, 2012
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"Just checked all the photo's of No 16 in various publications etc.  None of the Beye…"

Si Donal replied Nov 21, 2012 to Locomotive nameplates

5 Nov 24, 2012
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